Oops. I’m doing another WWW Wednesday so soon after the last one. To be fair, I am talking about completely different books in this update. So, I guess that’s one good thing about reading at such a high volume, you always have new books to talk about. Anyways, here’s where my nose has been stuck for the last couple of weeks.
This tag hosted on Taking on a World of Words, and it’s super easy to do. Just answer the three W’s.
The Three W’s are:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?
I absolutely devoured the Underland Chronicles by Suzanne Collins (yes, the very same that wrote The Hunger Games) when I was younger. And after a recent discovery in my library app, I’ve started rebinging the series via audiobook. The story follows Gregor, a 10 year-old boy who lives in Manhattan and mistakenly falls down, down, down an airshaft into an entire Underland realm. Where (wait for it) he discovers his arrival was foretold in prophecies written by the original settler of the Underland. Basically from there on, each book is a different prophesized adventure into the bizarre Underland realm. I am overly happy to be revisiting this world, and it has surprisingly held up over time. Highly recommend for anyone looking for some middle grade reads!
So, I’ve gotten into the habit of listening to audiobooks with my boyfriend, and we’ve been working our way through all of Mariana Zapata’s back catalog. With me having read most of her more popular titles and her newer titles not yet having audiobooks released, we ended up deciding to listen to Lingus, Mariana Zapata’s very first book. It’s not like we weren’t already expecting it to live in the shadows of both The Wall of Winnipeg and Me (review here) or From Lukov With Love (Tree’s review here), but man, was it cringe-y. The basis of the story follows a girl (who really love porn), as she meets someone at a porn convention her friend dragged her to. I could get behind that story usually (I guess?), but I just did not care for the cast of characters all that much and there was a lot of whiny internal monologuing to contend with. To be fair, I still gave it three stars, so a “bad” MZ book is still on par with most.
With Tree screaming over The Brown Sisters series (Dani Brown here & Eve Brown here) quite often and me finally picking up Take a Chance, Chloe Brown back in January, it was only a matter of time until I picked up Dani’s book too (Take a Hint, Dani Brown). Also, a matter of the library loan finally coming in… But now that it’s arrived(!!), I am ecstatic to dive back into Talia Hibbert’s writing! Also, I could use a fantastic romance read right about now.
Happy reading! What are you binging?